What does Vitamin K do?
- Promotes blood clotting; preventing excessive bleeding.
- Significance in bone formation.
- Helps in the formation of urine protein that helps suppress Kidney stone formation.
What is Vitamin K?
- Vitamin K is a group of compounds.
- Found in green leafy vegetables.
- Dairy products are good sources.
- Small amounts occur in cereals, meats, and other vegetables.
Why do people take Vitamin K?
- To avoid risk of uncontrolled bleeding.
- Neutralize overdose of blood thinning warfarin.
When might you have a Vitamin K deficiency?
- Consumption of less vegetables (Broccoli, Green beans, kale, cucumber).
- Drugs (warfarin)that interfere with vitamin K.
- Severe malnourishment ( insufficient nutrients).
- Heavy alcohol intake.
References: #The Encyclopedia of Nutrition, #Good Health, Handbook of Nutrition and Food